Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a serious psychological disorder that can happen to anyone usually set off by a traumatic event. People struggling with PTSD may experience flashbacks, nightmares, intense anxiety or panic attacks long after the moment of trauma has passed. This is because neural pathways in the brain have been damaged and reformed by that experience.
PTSD symptoms are different for different people. However, everyone with PTSD symptoms may experience one or more of the following: Having negative thoughts, re-living the traumatic event, being on edge or avoiding things. Untreated PTSD from any trauma is unlikely to disappear and can contribute to chronic pain, depression, drug & alcohol abuse and sleep problems that impede a person’s ability to work and interact with others. PTSD may feel you stuck in an awful situation, a constant sense of danger, and disturbing memories. Remember – Early treatment is better. The sooner it is treated, the easier to overcome. The avoidance to treatment will harm your relationships, your quality of life and your ability to function.
Treatment for PTSD
I provide one of the most effective, evidence-based treatments for PTSD, called Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). CPT is a highly structured treatment approach with of one–on–one-one sessions (Minimum 12 sessions) of psychotherapy for individuals who are “struck” by their trauma memories and thoughts. CPT therapy has a long-lasting positive effect on the individual’s life. The treatment will help you to cope with the symptoms of PTSD that have damaged your life and relationships. The most effective part of the treatment is that it will change how you think about yourself, the narratives you had about the trauma, and the world. In my practice, it usually helped clients to get out from anger, anxiety, cognitive distortions, depression, dissociation, guilt, fear, coping problems, hopelessness and sleep disturbances. During our initial session, I will brief the CPT process and prepare you for success. Undoubtable, the treatment will help you to cope with the symptoms of PTSD that have damaged your life and relationships. The most effective part of the treatment is, that it will change the way how you think about yourself the narratives you had about the trauma, and about the world.
There are other major areas where I will partner with you and work towards bringing about a change in you.
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Healing doesn’t happen overnight, nor can your trauma memories fade away instantly. You may feel your life has been shattered. However, it is essential to remind yourself that you have the strength and the determination to cope with it and get you through tough times. If you or your loved ones suspect any trauma disorders, it is essential to seek help. To know how we can start this journey together, get in touch with me!
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